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Human-augmented AI data marketplace Ta-Da debuts on strategic MultiversX incubator xLaunchpad

STORM Partners

Ta-Da, the platform revolutionizing AI data annotation, announces its highly anticipated debut on xLaunchpad, MultiversX’s strategic incubator. This collaboration sets the stage for a groundbreaking advancement in the secure and ethical development of AI, harnessing the power of human-validated data. Founded on over seven years of expertise in AI, Ta-Da leverages the power of MultiversX blockchain technology to disrupt conventional data collection methods. With its focus on video, audio, and image verticals, Ta-Da introduces a hybrid model of data annotation that blends quality, cost-effectiveness, and scalability. Addressing major challenges in AI development, such as bias and high data-related costs, this approach has already proven its efficacy with over 2.5 million tasks completed during its public beta phase. “The future of AI is not just about algorithms but about the quality and diversity of data that trains these algorithms,” says William Simonin, CEO of Ta-Da. “ Our launch on xLaunchpad is a pivotal step in realizing our vision of creating more effective AI systems by harnessing the power of human insight and the robustness of blockchain technology. ” xLaunchpad is the strategic incubator and acceleration platform of the MultiversX blockchain ecosystem. It is renowned for backing the most ambitious and impactful technologies in the web3 space, enabling them to leverage MultiversX’s highly scalable and secure blockchain network, which processes over 30,000 transactions per second at negligible cost. “ Ta-Da’s innovative model for AI data annotation aligns perfectly with our mission to foster technological advancements that have a profound global impact, ” said Beniamin Mincu, CEO and founder of MultiversX. “ Their debut on xLaunchpad is a testament to our commitment to nurturing projects that tap into the massive opportunities that emerge from the convergence of blockchain and AI. ” The collaboration between Ta-Da and xLaunchpad signifies a transformative movement in AI and blockchain technology. It not only propels Ta-Da’s mission forward but also reinforces MultiversX’s position as a leader in supporting revolutionary tech initiatives. This partnership is set to redefine the landscape of AI development, making it more accessible, diverse, and efficient. The public launch event of Ta-Da on xLaunchpad is taking place on February 09, 2024. For more information and to be part of this transformative journey, visit https://xlaunchpad.com/tada About MultiversX MultiversX is a highly scalable, secure, and decentralized blockchain network built from first principles, to solve the two fundamental problems critical for widespread, global adoption: a transition from dialup to broadband, and a significant UX paradigm shift. Distributed by STORM Partners. Contact Adrian Bono for interviews and quotes -adrian.bono@storm.partners or telegram @STORMPartners Contact Details Dan Voicu +1 561-325-8757 dan.voicu@multiversx.com

January 10, 2024 09:12 AM Eastern Standard Time

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The 56th California International Antiquarian Book Fair returns to San Francisco February 9-11, 2024

Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America

The 56th CA International Antiquarian Book Fair is making its in-person return to San Francisco next month. The fair, sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA), takes place February 9-11, 2024, at Pier 27 (cruise ship terminal). Widely recognized as one of the world's largest exhibitions of antiquarian books for sale, more than 100 exhibitors from around the world will present rare books, maps, illustrations, historical documents, and ephemera on a vast array of subjects and genres. The fair boasts offerings in every conceivable genre including the first-ever catalog on the history of artificial intelligence (AI) from Novato book dealer and ABAA member Jeremy Norman. Part of this timely collection is an extremely rare, first edition pamphlet published in 1832 by Russian statistician and inventor Semyon Korsakov on what is believed to be one of the first machine-learning devices. Korsakov was a pioneer in the concept of “mechanized thought,” or artificial intelligence. The nearly 200-year-old AI print ephemera will be on exhibit and offered at the purchase price of $35,000. The fair’s specialties encompass art, science, medicine, literature, history, gastronomy, fashion, first editions, Americana, philosophy, children’s books and much more. As highlighted in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, rare books and other objects have increasingly captured the attention of young collectors seeking one-of-a-kind offerings at more accessible price points. Book fair prices range from $100 to millions. This year, the fair welcomes international exhibitors from 9 different countries including the UK, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany and The Netherlands. An impressive number of US exhibitors also highlight the wealth of material available stateside. Exhibitors will present a vast treasure trove of items: rare books, maps, manuscripts, fine bindings, illustrations, historical documents, prints and print ephemera. One of the rare maps up for purchase is Augustus Chevalier's stunning large-scale 1911 map of San Francisco, the premier map of the city following the San Francisco Earthquake and one of the most impressive and beautiful urban plans in the history of American mapmaking. The purchase price is $45,000 from S.F. Bay Area-based ABAA dealer, Neatline Antique Maps. Another extraordinary find is a piece of LGBTQ+ science fiction history discovered at an estate sale in Oakland, California – the original cover art for Ursula K. Le Guin’s groundbreaking “The Left Hand of Darkness.” The novel was one of the first examinations of androgyny in science fiction and explored the effect of sex and gender on society. Mark Funke, Novato book dealer and ABAA member, will exhibit the illustration art at the San Francisco fair. The purchase price is $20,000. “This is one of the most important events in the country for rare book enthusiasts, and we are thrilled to return to San Francisco after enjoying nearly a decade of success in Oakland,” says Julie Roper, Director of the 56th California International Antiquarian Book Fair. “Post-pandemic, we are seeing resurgent demand for in-person fairs, where a global community of the top dealers offers the most sought-after collections of books, maps, illustrations, and ephemera. The experience of attending in person is like no other – it’s a real-life treasure hunt.” The Book Fair takes place from February 9-11, 2024. Tickets may be purchased in advance here or at the door, and a full list of exhibitors can be found here. MEDIA NOTE: Media preview hours are Friday, February 9, from 4-5p. Media kit with high-resolution images is available here. Please contact Liza Batallones at ABAA@landispr.com for b roll. QUICK FACTS The 56th California International Antiquarian Book Fair will open Friday, Friday, February 9, 2024: Media Preview is 4pm to 5pm; Opening Night 5pm to 8pm ( Opening Night is open to the public with the purchase of a Friday ticket and includes complimentary sparkling wine plus a first glimpse and opportunity to purchase.) $25 ticket also includes Saturday & Sunday admission; Saturday, February 10, 2024 - Noon to 7pm • $15 ticket includes Sunday admission and Sunday, February 11, 2024 from Noon to 5pm • $10 ticket Location: Pier 27, The Embarcadero in San Francisco [ map ] The three-day event features the collections and rare treasures of booksellers from around the globe, including manuscripts, modern first editions, children’s books, ephemera, maps, and autographs, as well as antiquarian books on a vast array of topics. Prices range from $100 to millions. The book fair is expected to draw over 5,000 attendees, with more than 120 sellers from 10 different countries. The book fair returns to San Francisco after a decade of success in Oakland. The influx of attendees is expected to generate $2.1 million in revenue for San Francisco restaurants and merchants over a 3-day period. Source: SF Travel The book fair is easily accessible by BART, ferry, or Muni, and offers over 100 free parking spots for attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be food, wine, beer, and liquor available for purchase daily. The fair is open to the public, and tickets range from $10.00 to $25.00. Available for purchase here. Admission is free for librarians, curators, and related non-profit cultural institution workers who register in advance, in addition to students with valid current school ID and children 12 years of age and under. Details available here. ABOUT THE ABAA The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) was founded in 1949 to promote interest in rare and antiquarian books and book collecting, and to foster collegial relations. We strive to maintain the highest standards in the trade. All members agree to abide by the ABAA's Code of Ethics. While our members sell, buy, and appraise books and printed matter, our staff can assist you with finding a bookseller and with other trade-related matters. Contact Details Landis Communications, Inc. Liza Batallones +1 415-766-0846 ABAA@landispr.com Company Website https://www.abaa.org/

January 09, 2024 09:10 AM Pacific Standard Time

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Trust & Will Announces Earned Equity Investment Arrangement From Forecast Labs

Trust & Will

Trust & Will, the leading digital estate planning and settlement platform in the U.S., today announced that it has entered into an earned equity investment arrangement with Forecast Labs, a consumer venture group within Comcast. Previously, Trust & Will has raised more than $50 million in funding. Forecast Labs has worked with consumer fintech companies such as Acorns, Public, and Hippo. Founded in 2017, Trust & Will simplifies the process for people looking to create wills and trusts online, combining SOC 2-compliant technology with highly customizable estate plans that fit every budget. The company has helped more than 700,000 families as they begin to plan their future and look to settle the estates of loved ones. Last year, Trust & Will achieved certification as a B Corporation, further validating its mission to bring sustainable, socially responsible solutions to families in need. “We’ve quickly established ourselves as a driving force for the future of personal finance,” said Cody Barbo, CEO and Founder of Trust & Will. “As we look ahead at our goals for growth in 2024, I am excited to start working with Forecast Labs to put our business in front of more Americans who have otherwise been left out. Estate planning is too important of a topic for so many people to neglect until it’s arguably too late.” More than 60 percent of Americans don’t have a will in part because of the expenses involved. Trust & Will provides a less expensive alternative for digital-savvy consumers, catering its offering to local laws and suggested norms. With this investment, Forecast Labs will promote Trust & Will nationally via TV advertising to raise awareness of relevant financial considerations and to encourage interested consumers to sign up for the service. “Over the coming decades, we will witness the largest inter-generational wealth transfer take place in America. To seamlessly facilitate this transition, a modern, tech-enabled, accessible, and affordable estate planning solution is needed. We believe Trust & Will is best situated to be that solution at scale,” said Arjun Kapur, Managing Director at Forecast Labs. “With this investment, we will play a pivotal role in introducing Trust & Will to people who have otherwise been priced out of estate planning or have had to deal with outdated ways of managing their wills and trusts.” ABOUT TRUST & WILL Trust & Will is simplifying estate planning and settlement with attorney-approved, legally valid documents and processes designed to adhere to individual state guidelines. Since 2017, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of Trust & Will members leave their legacy with an affordable way to create an estate plan or settle the estate of a loved one. Our platform uses bank-level encryption that protects customer data and complies with the highest security standards, including SOC 2 and HIPAA. Trust & Will is a certified B Corporation and is the official estate planning benefit provider for AARP members, along with several leading financial institutions, who all believe in our mission of helping every family leave their legacy. Trust & Will is an online service providing legal forms and information. Trust & Will is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice. Contact Details Trust & Will Danielle Nuzzo +1 631-807-7772 danielle@trustandwill.com Company Website https://trustandwill.com

January 09, 2024 07:25 AM Eastern Standard Time

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5Scape VR Announces its Presale Going Live Today!

Spark Metro PR

In the thrilling realm of virtual reality (VR), 5th Scape stands as the gateway to the next big thing. Utilizing cutting-edge technology, 5th Scape promises a significant transformation in the online VR games platform niche, redefining the essence of immersive 3D gaming experiences. 5SCAPE Crypto Coins represent the first coins in the cryptocurrency world to offer exclusive access to premium VR content and devices, enhancing gaming experiences. Serving as a gateway to unlock special in-game features, these coins foster a dynamic community and present substantial growth potential within the virtual reality ecosystem. If you're interested in futuristic investment opportunities, cryptocurrency competes strongly with traditional avenues, and 5 Scape offers a rewarding future-proof investment. Click here to visit the 5 Scape Presale site Presale Countdown: 8 Hours Until Launch Prepare for an extraordinary journey into the limitless possibilities of virtual worlds! The 5th Scape team is thrilled to announce the presale launch happening TODAY in just 8 hours. This presale event introduces the 5SCAPE Coin, a token unlocking exclusive access to premium VR content, elevating gaming experiences to unparalleled heights. Get ready for an extraordinary journey into the limitless possibilities of virtual worlds! The 5th Scape team is thrilled to announce the upcoming presale launch, set to kick off in just 8 hours. This presale event introduces the 5SCAPE Coin, a token that will unlock exclusive access to premium VR content, elevating your gaming experiences to unparalleled heights. Presale Launch Details: Date: 09th January 2024 Time: 11 PM UTC +4 Total Funding Goal: $15 Million Click here to visit the 5 Scape Presale site 5SCAPE Coin - Your Key to Unmatched Virtual Reality Adventures At the center of the 5th Scape ecosystem, 5SCAPE coins are not just a currency but your ticket to a world where imagination meets innovation. As the presale events commence, game enthusiasts have the opportunity to be among the first to acquire 5SCAPE tokens, offering entry to exciting 3D VR games, powerful VR headsets with HDR quality, and ergonomically designed gaming chairs for utmost comfort during missions. Presale Highlights: The current price of 5Scape token at launch is $0.00187 Throughout all presale rounds, the 5scape token price is expected to appreciate by 400%, reaching a total value of $0.01. As the first VR ecosystem in the Ethereum crypto world, the 5th Scape project anticipates a reliable future without significant market competition. Early birds/Early enrollees will gain an exclusive advantage to access VR games and devices. Enjoy substantial discounts on all digital products with 5Scape tokens. Rest assured about data safety and confidentiality, protected by decentralized blockchain technology. Join Us in Redefining Reality 5th Scape is not just a project; it's a mission to reshape the virtual reality landscape. With a vision to be the forefront innovator in the VR industry, 5th Scape invites visionary investors, long-term investors, game developers, and gaming enthusiasts to join this thrilling and adventurous journey. Be part of the future of virtual reality gaming with 5scape. Don't Miss this fantastic opportunity to invest in 5th Scape, where technology and imagination converge to create a virtual world like never before. About 5th Scape: 5th Scape is a cutting-edge online VR games platform poised to redefine immersive gaming experiences. With the 5SCAPE Coin, 5th Scape offers exclusive access to premium VR content, animations, educational content, movies, and much more, creating a dynamic community within the virtual reality landscape. Follow 5thScape on social media for the latest updates: Twitter: @5th_scape Telegram: @fifthScape Discord: @5thscape Join the conversation using #5thScapeVR Contact Details Spark Metro Sumit Kumar +1 302-597-6768 sales@sparkmetro.com

January 09, 2024 04:53 AM Eastern Standard Time

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The world’s 30 Best Places to Work for 2023 revealed

Best Places to Work

NEW YORK/LONDON/SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 9 January 2024 - The Best Places to Work organization announced today the list of the top 30 world Best Places to Work for 2023. Topping this year’s ranking for the second consecutive year was Novo Nordisk, the global healthcare company with almost a century of innovation and leadership in diabetes care followed by Takeda, the leading global healthcare company. AstraZeneca secured the third position among the world top 30 most performing organizations. For the past couple of years, the Best Places to Work program has recognized leading employers across the world, backed by several years of experience in workplace culture assessment, employee engagement and organizational effectiveness. To be considered, companies must be identified as outstanding employers at least in one of the continents. Annually, the program partners with global employers to help them measure, benchmark, improve their HR practices, their employee experience and have access to the tools and expertise they need to deliver effective and sustainable change in their organizations. Companies that made the top list this year demonstrated excellence in the workplace, by creating differentiated employee experiences and inclusive cultures that lead to stronger, more sustainable business results. Those companies know how to build a competitive advantage and are enjoying notable advantages in terms of employee engagement, retention, financial performance and customer satisfaction. The list of the top 30 world Best Places to Work for 2023: Novo Nordisk Takeda AstraZeneca McDonald’s Alcon Bristol Myers Squibb Ivanhoé Cambridge BSH Konecta Group Servier Allianz Trade Pluxee MSD Fujitsu Alten MoneyGram Lundbeck Schneider Electric British American Tabacco Fifth Avenue Financial Pfizer Beko Diageo Meridiam APL Logistics Roche Habib Bank Zurich Hong Kong Paidy Cipla Teka Best Places to Work is an international certification program, considered as the ‘Platinum Standard’ in identifying and recognizing top workplaces around the world, providing employers the opportunity to learn about the quality of their HR practices, the engagement of their employees and honour those who deliver an outstanding work experience with the highest standards in regards to working conditions. For more information about the program, please visit www.bestplacestoworkfor.org. Join our community on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. Contact Details Best Places to Work Maria Marcedes +1 208-895-6562 maria@bestplacestoworkfor.org

January 09, 2024 03:24 AM Eastern Standard Time

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AmeriLife Names Gideon Moore Chief Legal Officer

AmeriLife

AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), a national leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities, and retirement planning solutions, announced today that Gideon Moore has been named Chief Legal Officer. Reporting to AmeriLife’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Scott R. Perry, Moore will serve as the company’s lead legal counsel, managing AmeriLife’s Legal and Compliance department and advising its Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team on all legal, regulatory, corporate governance, investment, transactional, and risk issues. Moore succeeds Nathan Hightower, who announced his retirement in late 2023 following a distinguished legal career and nearly 20 years with AmeriLife. “I’m excited to welcome Gideon back to the AmeriLife family,” said Perry. “Over the course of his career, Gideon has demonstrated both an exceptional legal mind and a passion for serving others. I look forward to working with him as a member of our Executive Leadership Team and confident in his abilities to lead our Legal and Compliance team.” “I’m excited to return to AmeriLife to lead a tremendous group of legal and compliance professionals,” added Moore. “I look forward to supporting AmeriLife’s growth and helping to create more opportunities to positively impact families and communities across the country.” Moore joins AmeriLife from Apex Service Partners in Tampa, Fla., where he served as General Counsel and Secretary since 2022. In this role, he established and scaled the company’s legal department through a period of rapid business expansion, providing cross-functional legal support and services for corporate development, real estate, employee relations, and procurement matters, among others. Prior to Apex, Moore served in progressively senior legal roles at AmeriLife for more than seven years, most recently as Associate General Counsel and Secretary overseeing all legal matters related to the company’s mergers and acquisitions efforts. During his time with AmeriLife, he was named a finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2016 Top Corporate Counsel award. Moore began his career with the historic white-shoe law firm, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, where he spent four years in its Corporate and Global Finance Departments. Moore, who will be based at AmeriLife’s Clearwater headquarters, received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law and B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. ### About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to provide insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier lives. In doing so, AmeriLife has become recognized as an industry leader in developing, marketing and distributing life and health insurance, annuities, and retirement planning solutions to enhance the lives of pre-retirees and retirees across the United States. For more than 50 years, AmeriLife has partnered with top insurance carriers to provide value and quality to customers served through a national distribution network of over 300,000 agents and financial professionals and more than 120 marketing organizations and insurance agencies. For more information, visit AmeriLife.com, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details Media Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 jmaldonado@amerilife.com Partnership Inquiries Patrick Nichols +1 727-726-0726 pnichols@amerilife.com Company Website https://amerilife.com/

January 08, 2024 01:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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5th Scape VR Announces its Presale to Go Live in 2 Days

Spark Metro PR

In the exciting world of virtual reality (VR), 5th Scape serves as the gateway to this next big thing. Using cutting-edge technology, 5th Scape promises a huge transformation in the online VR games platform niche that will redefine the very essence of immersive 3D gaming experiences. 5SCAPE Crypto Coins are the first coins in the cryptocurrency world to provide exclusive access to premium VR content and devices that elevate gaming experiences. The 5Scpae Coins are a gateway to unlock special in-game features, fostering a dynamic community and presenting significant growth potential within the virtual reality ecosystem. If you want to invest in futuristic investment vehicles, Cryptocurrency is competing strongly with the traditional investment avenues. 5Scape offers a rewarding future-proof investment opportunity. Presale Countdown: 2 Days Until Launch Tighten your belts to embark on a virtual journey where the word 'limit' has no space. The 5thscape team is thrilled to announce the upcoming presale launch, set to begin in JUST 2 DAYS! This presale event is going to introduce to the world the 5Scape Coins. Its token will unlock exclusive access to premium high-resolution quality VR content to elevate the gaming experience to the Get ready for an extraordinary journey into the limitless possibilities of virtual worlds! The 5th Scape team is thrilled to announce the upcoming presale launch, set to kick off in just 2 days. This presale event introduces the 5SCAPE Coin, a token that will unlock exclusive access to premium VR content, elevating your gaming experiences to unparalleled heights. Presale Launch Details: Date: 09th January 2024 Time: 11 PM UTC +4 Total Funding Goal: $15 Million Click here to visit the Presale Page 5SCAPE Coin - Your Key to Unmatched Virtual Reality Adventures At the centre of the 5th Scape ecosystem, 5SCPAE coins are not just a currency but your ticket to the world where imagination meets innovation. As the presale events start rolling, the game enthusiasts will have the opportunity to be among the first to acquire the 5SCAPE tokens, which will offer them an entry to the exciting 3D VR games, powerful VR headsets with HDR quality and ergonomically designed gaming chairs to make you feel comfortable during all the missions to succeed. Presale Highlights: The current price of 5Scape token on its launch is $0.00187 Till the completion of all the presale rounds, the 5scape token price is expected to appreciate by 400%, creating a total value of $0.01. Being the first VR ecosystem in the Ethereum crypto world, the 5th Scape project has a reliable future without facing significant competition in the market. Early birds/ Early enrollees will get an exclusive advantage to access the VR games and devices. Get huge discounts on all the digital products with 5Scape tokens Be assured about the data's safety and confidentiality as it is protected by decentralized blockchain technology. Join Us in Redefining Reality 5th Scape is not just a project; it's a mission to reshape the virtual reality landscape. With a vision to be the forefront innovator in the VR industry, 5th Scape invites visionary investors, long-term investors, game developers, and gaming enthusiasts to join this thrilling and adventurous journey. Be part of the future of virtual reality gaming with 5thscape. Don't Miss this fantastic opportunity to invest in 5th Scape, where technology and imagination converge to create a virtual world like never before. About 5th Scape: 5th Scape is a cutting-edge online VR games platform poised to redefine immersive gaming experiences. With the 5SCAPE Coin, the 5th Scape offers exclusive access to premium VR content, animations, educational content, movies, and much more, creating a dynamic community within the virtual reality landscape. Follow 5thScape on social media for the latest updates: Twitter: @5th_scape Telegram: @fifthScape Discord: @5thscape Join the conversation using #5thScapeVR Contact Details Mark +1 302-597-6768 info@shauryainfosoft.com

January 07, 2024 12:15 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Yntegra Group Signs Agreement to Develop Northern Tract of Big Sampson and East Sampson

Yntegra Group

Yntegra Group today signed a Heads of Agreement with the government of The Bahamas to develop the northern tract of Big Sampson and East Sampson Cays in the Exumas. It is the second, ultra-luxury project that the Miami-based company has in the area. According to Felipe MacLean, CEO of Yntegra Group, the project will have a residential community, boutique resort, and marina component, and the proposed designs show a deep commitment to the environment. “We are committed to building on the current success of the area as a world-class destination,” said MacLean. “Our ultra-luxury resorts, marinas, and residences will be showpieces for the area while preserving the natural environment and caring for the long-term sustainability of the Exumas.” MacLean thanked the government of The Bahamas for its support and noted that current plans to improve infrastructure, such as the expansion of the Blackpoint Airport to add more international flights, and the increase in airlift to the Exumas, show that the nation’s elected officials are deeply devoted to the long-term economic development of the area. The Sampson project will have a capital expenditure of more than $100 million over the life of the project and will create more than 250 jobs during construction. MacLean noted that Yntegra Group has already signed an agreement with one of the top ultra-luxury hotel operators in the world, which will be formally announced in early 2024. “We will continue to work with the local community in Exuma to create quality jobs and identify entrepreneurial opportunities while promoting the area as a global destination and supporting the development of the tourism industry,” said MacLean. “We have long-term plans for investment in the Exumas and are excited about the prospects that lay ahead.” Currently developing two major luxury resort and residential developments in the Exumas, Yntegra Group focuses primarily on real estate development, asset management, and specialty finance. More information is available at yntegragroup.com. Contact Details David PR Group John P. David +1 305-724-3903 john@davidpr.com ONWRD Advisors Ltd Royann Dean +1 242-422-0697 r.dean@onwrdtogether.com

January 04, 2024 09:32 AM Eastern Standard Time

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125th Anniversary of the City of Peace and Justice

The Hague & Partners

This year marks 125 years since the First Hague Peace Conference, a historic gathering that laid the groundwork for international cooperation and conflict resolution. It resulted in the establishment of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) and marked the first step in the development of the modern means of peaceful dispute resolution offered to the international community. This First Hague Peace Conference was held in The Hague in 1899 from May 18 to July 29 and convened at the initiative of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. It brought together representatives from different nations around the world to discuss the promotion of peace and the establishment of mechanisms to prevent future conflicts, including disarmament, rules of war, and the establishment of an international court to arbitrate disputes between nations: the Permanent Court of Arbitration. In 2024, 125 years after its creation, the PCA has 122 Contracting Parties which have acceded to one or both of the PCA's Founding Conventions. Marcin Czepelak, Secretary-General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, reflected on the Court’s legacy as the oldest and most active international court in The Hague: “ The 1899 Convention and the creation of the PCA marked the beginning of The Hague’s status as the City of Peace and Justice and permanently shaped the city’s landscape through the construction of the PCA’s headquarters: the Peace Palace, which was built to house the Permanent Court of Arbitration. As the PCA celebrates its 125 th anniversary, it is with immense pride that we look back on the Court’s successful transition to a modern arbitral institution capable of meeting the rapidly evolving needs of the international community.” Jan van Zanen, Mayor of The Hague: " 125 years ago, the First Hague Peace Conference laid the foundation for peaceful resolution of conflicts. It is my sincere wish that The Hague will continue to be a beacon of diplomacy and a city where nations come together for the cause of peace." Please read more at StoriesOfPurpose.TheHague.com: https://storiesofpurpose.thehague.com/rule-law/hague-celebrates-125-years-international-city-peace-and-justice To honor this milestone, events and activities are planned throughout the year in The Hague. Please follow https://justpeacethehague.com/en/ to stay updated. For more information about the Permanent Court of Arbitration please visit: https://pca-cpa.org/home/ About The Hague & Partners The Hague & Partners is the official marketing & acquisition organisation for the promotion of The Hague, focused on residents, visitors, conferences, businesses, and institutions. www.thehague.com/partners Contact Details The Hague & Partners Graziella Guarguaglini press@thehague.com Company Website https://thehague.com/en

January 04, 2024 04:05 AM Eastern Standard Time

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